Cara, an Aglaonema Crete, or Chinese Evergreen, was brought to the UK in the late 1800s, and became popular because of her low-maintenance properties. The name Aglaonema comes from the Greek word for bright, ‘Aglos’, and thread, ‘nema’, due to her variegated leaves.
Native to South East Asia, Cara is most commonly found basking in the dappled light under large tropical trees.
Cara, Aglaonema Crete
Cara prefers bright indirect light to partial shade, without prolonged exposure to direct sun - a touch of morning sunlight however would be welcomed.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun